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Factsheet for measure PT-2020-10/1537 – measures in Portugal

Go4All - collaborative platform for remote working

Go4All - plataforma colaborativa para trabalho à distância

Country Portugal , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 01 March 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Company practices
Category Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Teleworking arrangements, remote working
Author Paula Carrilho (CESIS - Centro de Estudos para a Intervenção Social)
Measure added 01 December 2020 (updated 31 May 2021)

Background information

Edubox is a Start-Up created by the University of Aveiro and is specialised in creating educational solutions for the public sector.

Due to the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent closure of schools, the distance from the client and the need for confinement of education professionals, Edubox developed a platform (Go4All) for interconnection between education professionals, family and students to better respond to effective needs.

Content of measure

Due to the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent lock-down and closure of schools, Edubox, in a short period of time, developed the collaborative platform “Go4All”.

This collaborative platform allowed the interconnection between teachers, students and parents. The platform aims at allowing access to educational content, to work collaboratively and to share contents among teachers, parents and students.

On the other hand, this platform provides a contact center with teachers and multidisciplinary teams (such as psychologists, speech therapists, among others) in order to help and training those who were using the platform during the confinement period.

Use of measure

The 'Go4All' educational platform has been implemented in more than 500 schools, in Portugal Mainland and in the Azores. With the “Go For All” project, Edubox grew 50% compared to the same period in 2019, reached a turnover of €2 million, gathered two new markets and hired five new employees.

Contents

  • Other topics

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Particular professions
Other businesses
Children (minors)
Parents
Other groups of citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
No special funding required

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement as case not in social partner domain No involvement as case not in social partner domain
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Company level

Involvement

Not applicable.

Views and reactions

Not applicable.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      P - Education P85 Education
    • Occupation (ISCO level 2)
      Teaching professionals

Sources

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Go4All - collaborative platform for remote working, measure PT-2020-10/1537 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PT-2020-10_1537.html

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